(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The person fell from the plane 6 miles and survived the fall.

What is the distance the person fell in metres?

2. Relevant equations

1m=3.281ft

1mi=5280ft

1ft=0.3048m

3. The attempt at a solution

I figured if 1 mi = 5280ft

then 6 miles must be : 6(5280ft)=31, 680ft.

I also figured if 1ft = 0.3048m then 31, 680 * 0.3048 should get the distance in metres to be

9,656.06metres. The book says 10, 159m is the answer, so can anyone help me here please? Is it possible the book is wrong?!

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# Homework Help: Unit conversion question

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